The first table below looks at the demand for IBM Notes skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM Notes over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the North West region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Notes (formerly Lotus Notes)
Rank 123 109 130
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +21
Contract jobs citing IBM Notes 13 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.41% 0.46% 0.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.75% 2.47% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate £230 £135 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.37% +22.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £195 £272 £298
% change year-on-year
-28.17% -8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £20.25 £14.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.65% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £14.88
% change year-on-year
-5.08% -0.84%
Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
472 445 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.88% 18.48% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 191 316
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 43 44
Average hourly rate £25.77 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.85% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.57 £33.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
IBM Notes
England

IBM Notes
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM Notes across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

IBM Notes Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

IBM Notes
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM Notes across the North West region.

IBM Notes Daily Rate Trend in the North West

IBM Notes
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM Notes across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

IBM Notes Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

IBM Notes
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM Notes across the North West region.

IBM Notes Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

IBM Notes
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM Notes across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

IBM Notes Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

IBM Notes
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Notes within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Manchester -6 10 £230 -
Cheshire -16 3 - -
Lancashire - - - -
IBM Notes
England

IBM Notes
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing IBM Notes also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM Notes.

1 36 (100.00%) Lotus
2 25 (69.44%) Microsoft
3 22 (61.11%) MS Office
4 21 (58.33%) Active Directory
5 20 (55.56%) Windows
6 18 (50.00%) Citrix
7 17 (47.22%) HP
7 17 (47.22%) MS Excel
8 16 (44.44%) MS Exchange
8 16 (44.44%) Blackberry
8 16 (44.44%) ServiceCenter
9 15 (41.67%) Windows XP
10 13 (36.11%) ITIL
11 12 (33.33%) VBScript
11 12 (33.33%) Windows 2000
11 12 (33.33%) NetWare
11 12 (33.33%) VPN
11 12 (33.33%) Novell
11 12 (33.33%) Service Management
11 12 (33.33%) PowerShell
11 12 (33.33%) XenDesktop
12 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
12 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
13 8 (22.22%) Windows 7
14 7 (19.44%) Finance
14 7 (19.44%) Project Management
15 6 (16.67%) SLA
15 6 (16.67%) MCP
16 5 (13.89%) Cisco
16 5 (13.89%) OpenView

IBM Notes
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing IBM Notes also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM Notes. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 22 (61.11%) MS Office
2 17 (47.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (33.33%) VPN
2 4 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) Ingres
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Support Engineer
2 10 (27.78%) Service Analyst
2 10 (27.78%) Analyst
2 10 (27.78%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Desktop Support
4 4 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (11.11%) Migration Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Technical Manager
4 4 (11.11%) Remote Desktop Support
5 3 (8.33%) Technical Operations Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Operations Manager
6 2 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) IT Support
6 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Rollout Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Lotus Notes Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Services Delivery Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) CSS
1 1 (2.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (44.44%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 20 (55.56%) Windows
2 15 (41.67%) Windows XP
3 12 (33.33%) Windows 2000
3 12 (33.33%) NetWare
4 8 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 4 (11.11%) UNIX
5 4 (11.11%) Apple iOS
5 4 (11.11%) Windows Vista
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) ITIL
2 12 (33.33%) Service Management
3 7 (19.44%) Project Management
4 4 (11.11%) Migration
4 4 (11.11%) ITSM
4 4 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 4 (11.11%) Supplier Management
5 3 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 3 (8.33%) Change Management
5 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.78%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (2.78%) Process Management
6 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) VBScript
1 12 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) LotusScript
3 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.67%) MCP
3 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.78%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (44.44%) ServiceCenter
2 5 (13.89%) OpenView
2 5 (13.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.78%) SCOM
Vendors
1 36 (100.00%) Lotus
2 25 (69.44%) Microsoft
3 18 (50.00%) Citrix
4 17 (47.22%) HP
5 12 (33.33%) Novell
6 5 (13.89%) Cisco
7 4 (11.11%) Symantec
7 4 (11.11%) McAfee
7 4 (11.11%) VMware
7 4 (11.11%) Avaya
7 4 (11.11%) CheckPoint
7 4 (11.11%) Nortel
7 4 (11.11%) Oracle